How can you lead when you can't follow?
POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 3:44pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:14pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — So the NSA spying story comes out a few weeks ago.
Everyone is outraged or feigns outrage.
When asked about it, the President said, "Congress knows this sort of thing has been going on for year."
We're talking about the National Security Administration dragnetting all phone records and other communication devices and saving them in case, they need them to fight terror.
Well, come to find out, most of Congress did not know what was going on and they were finding out just like we were, from the media.
But, to the federal government's credit, they arranged a briefing for the House of Representatives.
Most of them went and one California Congresswoman told C-Span afterward, "I had no idea what was going on was to this level." She then walked off from the reported obviously not wanting to say anything else.
So, last Thursday, the feds arrange a briefing for the Senate.
And guess what happened?
Most of them blew off the briefing and went home for the weekend.
Let me get this straight,
This is one of the biggest stories in years and the guys and ladies go home.
Freedom outpost reports, only 47 of 100 senators attended the early afternoon briefing, leaving dozens of chairs in the secure meeting room empty as Clapper. Alexander and other senior officials told lawmakers about classified programs to monitor millions of telephone calls and broad swaths of Internet activity.
The Hill newspaper was not provided the names of who did and who didn't attend the briefing.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who has been a top critic of the surveillance programs, was one senator spotted leaving the briefing. .
They're all out of touch.
That's my point of view, what's yours?